Since the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban has been capturing several cities one after the other. In the midst of all this, the Afghan forces, which have come into action, have broken the back of the Taliban by conducting tremendous air strikes on their bases. This is the reason that many bases have been captured by the Afghan army again from the Taliban. On the other hand, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has once again vowed to defeat the Taliban.
Government army recaptured the capital of Badghis province
Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry has said that Afghan government forces have captured Kala-i-Nau, the capital of Badghis province, on Wednesday after attacking Taliban positions. The Afghan army has deployed hundreds of new troops to the region. This state is located close to the border of the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan. The Afghan army has brought a special commando unit to the battlefield to capture the capital.
Fight with Taliban continues for second day
According to reports, plumes of black smoke have been seen over the city for the second consecutive day. It is being told that the local residents have either fled the city or are imprisoned in their homes. President Ashraf Ghani said that the government has the capability to handle the situation. He said that there may be difficulties ahead for us, but we will not give up.
Governor said – Taliban is being pushed back
Badghis governor Hesamuddin Shams said the Taliban had resumed their attacks from multiple directions with light and heavy weapons. Our security forces are fighting them valiantly and the enemy is being pushed back. they are running. We will give a tough fight to the enemy. On Wednesday, the Taliban briefly occupied the police headquarters and the local office of the country’s spy agency, but were later pushed back.
People fled the city, imprisoned in many homes
Local residents reported that many people in the city with a population of 75,000 have fled their homes to nearby districts or to neighboring Herat province. Shops are closed and hardly anyone can be seen on the streets. People reported that Taliban fighters were still roaming the city. They are patrolling the streets on their motorcycles. Zia Gul Habibi, a member of the Badghis provincial council, said the Taliban had suffered heavy losses, but they still surrounded us from all sides.
[Attribution to NBT]